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About LBcruiseshipblogger

MyCruiseStories blog tells stories about adventures in cruising on ships big and small. Things to do onboard and in port. Anything connected to cruising. Also food, travel, recipes, towel animals, and the occasional random blog.

Baby Shark Towel Animals

Supplies Needed to Fold a Towel Shark 1 white hand towel 1 colored bath towel 1 colored hand towel or washcloth (optional) decorations (eyes, teeth, other embellishments) Baby Shark Towel Folding Instructions In the crazily popular original baby shark video … Continue reading

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Seattle Waterfront

Cruise ships in Seattle dock either at pier 66 or pier 91. Most start and or end cruises there, but sometimes Seattle is just a port stop. Pier 91 is nearest the cruise parking for cruises beginning and ending there, … Continue reading

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Mount Pilatus Cogwheel Train

Mount Pilatus looms large in the views over Lucerne, Switzerland. For centuries it was forbidden to climb it. Medieval legends had dragons inhabiting the mountain’s rocky crevices. From the right viewpoint the mountain appears to be shaped like a sleeping … Continue reading

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Heraklion Cruise Port, Crete

CRETE, GREECE Crete is Greece’s largest island. Terrain and elevations range from sandy beaches to mountains. Mt. Ida is the tallest of the White Mountain range, and the legendary birthplace of Zeus in Ideon Cave. The island’s capital, Heraklion is … Continue reading

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Westerdam Thermal Suite

Many of the large cruise ships have a thermal suite in their spa. Amenities vary from one line to another and even among ships of the same line. Some ships have spa cabins that come with use of the thermal … Continue reading

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Enclave at the Spa on Royal Princess

On most cruise ships the spa and gym go hand in hand being located next to each other and sharing a locker room. There’s generally a beauty salon in the vicinity as well. Royal Princess breaks with that tradition having … Continue reading

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Fort Worden

Located at Point Wilson near the town of Port Townsend on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, Fort Worden was originally built as part of the triangle of fire protecting the entrance to Puget Sound. Nearby Fort Casey on Whidbey Island and … Continue reading

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Hits and Misses on Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas

Hits and Misses on Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Cruise ships vary greatly from one to another, and so of course do cruise ship passengers. Most people find some things they like and some they don’t on pretty much … Continue reading

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Pireaus Cruise Port

Like many ports, where the ship actually docks in Athens is not the famous city, but nearby Piraeus, about 10 kilometers distant. On the MSC Lirica tickets to catch a hop-on-hop-off (aka HOHO bus) at the port for $20 euro … Continue reading

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Will Cruising Change Post Covid-19?

While all the cruise ships are sitting at the dock waiting for the world to recover from Covid-19, are they making any modifications to help prevent future outbreaks on cruise ships? They certainly have the time for it, but only … Continue reading

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